September 11, 2008

jesus, the certified electrician







How many a Jesus do you need to change a lightbulb?
How many of them? How much do you pay for the job?
'Cause Jesus, you know, he's supposed to be one damn fine expert
In the illumination business, a certified electrician

So let me ask you again
How many a Jesus do you need to change a lightbulb?
How much do you pay?
Minimum wage?

He works long hours, this Jesus guy
He changes the lightbulb
But he doesn't quite like what he gets
The minimum wage, the long hours he spent

And in the end you realize
You need so many a Jesus you don't stop to count
This is no lunchtime joke, no wisecracking
Enlightenment, surplus value, lightbulb mass production

The cost-efficient methods of a well-oiled machine
Enlightenment, illumination, minimum wage?
How many a Jesus do you need to change a light bulb?
How many of them?


eduardo ruiz (Washington, DC, 1986)

2 comments:

warcrafthero said...

Don't like at all the christian-marxist overtones, but must admit the thought of Jesus as a certified electrician made me laugh.

So JC... what ever happened to that carpentry business of yours? Ha ha ha!

Nice job.

Anonymous said...

marx is dead, communism is dead. get a life.